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Banjo-Kazooie is a bright and sunny game, we all know that, we all accept that. However, upon closer inspection I’ve realized the game could (maybe should) have been terrifying to those of us who played it as young children. It’s all there, and out of the game’s sunny context, all so very creepy!
Living Killer Ice Cubes with Googly-Eyes!
Those eyes, always staring straight ahead. Unblinking, unfazed by the pained whimpers of the creatures it crushes under its icy mass. Don’t look too deeply into those eyes, else you be left just as cold and broken as each of its victims.
A Giant Rusting Metal Shark With Razor-Sharp Innards!
The perfect machine for disposing of anything its dark master considers trash. It’s insides a festering mass of tainted water and spiraling death. How long until this mechanized hunter embraces its true nature as a hulking mass of death?
Body-Slamming Grave Stones!
Visiting a graveyard is creepy. Visiting a graveyard at night is scary. Visiting a graveyard at night where the graves themselves are trying to put you into the ground…nope. Just, just nope.
Getting Flushed Down A Rusty Old Toilet!
The one place that absolutely no one, be they kid or adult would ever want to find themselves. Forced into the bowels of a forgotten septic tank. That image alone, ugh I can’t stand to think of it!
Deep-Voiced Pots that Feed on Eggs!
Thaaaaaaank Yooooouuuuu…..That is all…
It’s a wonder our fragile child minds were able to handle the level of potential terror that this game confronted us with. Oddly enough those deep voiced flower pots haunt me even now…There’s just something so…wrong about them!
Banjo-Tooie had even more creepy stuff, that shouldn’t even be mentioned…but why not mention your favorites down below (unless of course the dread the very thought of them would evoke would be so great as to prevent you from typing…)